Puccini & Popcorn – an interactive children’s introduction to opera
One way that children learn is by simply doing – and these free programs create a series of experiences for youngsters in which they create or act out a story in song. Led by an opera educator Oliver Prezant, each of these interactive programs is open to up to 100 children and their families. Every program is different so participants can learn something new every time they attend. The events are free, but registration is required.
A light snack will be provided for children in the audience.
The February 21 program will feature the following selections:
Mozart: Porgi Amor, from The Marriage of Figaro; Dvořák: Song to the Moon, from Rusalka; Nicolai: Nun eilt herbei, from The Merry Wives of Windsor; Harnick and Bock: Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me.
Brief Artist Bios:
Oliver Prezant is a well known conductor and educator who has presented programs on music and opera for Opera Southwest, The Santa Fe Opera, The San Francisco Opera Guilds, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Christina Martos, soprano, has appeared with the Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Marilyn Horne Foundation Festival at Carnegie Hall. She has appeared locally with the New Mexico Performing Arts Society and the Central City Opera.
Debra Ayers, pianist, has appeared with the Breckenridge Music Festival, Serenata of Santa Fe, Taos Chamber Music Group, and has performed with the Vega String Quartet, Arcadian Winds, Auros New Music Ensemble, and Aspen Music Festival Chamber Players.